The Half Moon
Bastard Assignments are Timothy Cape, Edward Henderson, Josh Spear and Caitlin Rowley, a collective of composer-performers who curate events mainly in south London and across the UK and Europe. Since 2016 they have developed a shared creative practice, making work collaboratively as composers and performers.
As well as multiple broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, Bastard Assignments has performed at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, in Copenhagen and Århus, at the Frontiers Festival in Birmingham, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, and headlined Nonclassical’s club night. They have been featured in the Guardian, Telegraph and The Wire magazine, and been reviewed in The Spectator and the Evening Standard.
Herne Hill United Church
Music for Haiti
Featuring: flute and string quartets, and a set of accompanied songs, including:
- The Oscacora String Quartet (Quartet No. 2 by Rubinstein)
- The Sun Quartet (string quartets by Haydn)
- The Anrowski Quartet (pieces by Villa Lobos and J.C. Bach)
- songs by Vaughan Williams and Quilter, sung by Carolyn Hayman, with Leanne Singh-Levitt (piano).
There will be a collection for the charitable project Music for Haiti to benefit École St Vincent, a school for blind and disabled children in Port-au-Prince and the new St Vincent Conservatoire which opened in July. The funds are for music lessons, instrument repair, and to cover the costs of giving concerts.
St Faith's Church
The Konvalia Quartet members are Alina Hiltunen and Agata Kubiak (violins), Raisa Yordanova Zapryanova (viola) and Andrea Derdak (cello). The quartet’s international background (Finland, Poland, Bulgaria and Hungary) influences their interpretations of new and canonical chamber repertoire. The quartet has performed at some of the London's popular venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Cadogan Hall, the Houses of Parliament, and the Ealing Jazz Festival.
The Quartet specialises in post romantic and contemporary music and has performed world premieres of pieces by Simon Rigby, Martin Jones, Bartosz Szafranski, Martin Glover. The group took part in the Classical Music Hyper Production research project at Kings Place in 2015, and played in the Shostakovich-in-Motion project in 2016.
Programme to follow
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Herne Hill School
With a musical heritage spanning over 15 generations, Mehboob Nadeem will take you on a musical journey that unravels 700 years of Indian culture. Featuring sitar, tabla, singing, and poetry, the concert will explore the DNA of Indian classical music, enabling you to better grasp and enjoy the different elements of this incredible tradition.
Grandson of legendary singers Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (Pranpiya) and Gayan Samrat Ustad Azmat Husain Khan (Dilrang), Mehboob Nadeem is acknowledged as one of the leading exponents of the present generation of the Vilayatkhani Gharana, a style of sitar developed to mirror the lyrical quality of the human voice. Mehboob Nadeem is also a passionate educator who gives regular workshops and one-to-one lessons all over the UK.
Endowed with a rich melodious and sonorous voice, Mehboob was initiated in the art of music at a very young age by his father Ustad Yakub Hussain. He then began his sitar training under the guidance of his uncle Shri Rafat Khan. He is now under the guidance of world renowned sitar maestro Pandit Arvind Parikh.
St Saviour's Hall
Pocket Sinfonia, with Tim Keasley
Come and join Pocket Sinfonia for an interactive concert for families and introduce your child to the joy of classical music. The concert will be centred around Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Join us on a journey to the Land of Sweets, ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy!
Pocket Sinfonia is reinterpreting orchestral masterpieces with the fresh spontaneity and intimacy of a chamber group. Inspired by the transcriptions of Mozart, Beethoven and Weber by J. N. Hummel, Pocket Sinfonia has created and commissioned new arrangements of orchestral works by Grieg, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky.
Tim Keasley, animateur and music practitioner, will take part in the show and engage the children in the musical stories.
Off The Cuff
The Clarinet Consort
An afternoon of classical music and stories for all the family about creepy things in dark places, featuring:
In the Hall of the Mountain King, by Edvard Grieg
Fingal’s Cave, by Felix Mendelssohn
Danse Macabre, by Charles-Camille Saint-Saens
- and original pieces for clarinets.
Narrated by Chris Bailey.
St Faith's Church
The Southwark Sinfonietta
We welcome back The Southwark Sinfonietta after their great concert in 2016. The programme features Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 26, the “Coronation” with soloist Nadia Lasserson, and his last Symphony, No. 41, the “Jupiter”.
The Southwark Sinfonietta is an ensemble of local musicians who come together to explore orchestral music of the Classical Period 1750-1830, performing masterpieces by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. The players apply their chamber music skills to this rich and varied early orchestral repertoire to make an attractive programme for their audience.
Programme for October
Fri. 5th: Jazz, and Alt-classical night
Sat. 6th: Charity Coffee Morning music, Youth Talent, String Quartet concert, and Jazz/Reggae event
Sun. 7th: Family concert in Brockwell Hall, a band outside the Hall, Jazz in the Greenhouses, then Evensong at St Paul's
Mon. 8th: Jazz Jam
Tues. 9th: Folk at Canopy Beer
Weds. 10th: Indian Classical Music
Thurs. 11th: Jazz @ Half Moon
Fri. 12th: Junior School Musical, and Cabaret at the Half Moon
Sat. 13th: Chamber Tots, Herne Hill Sings On, and Sean O'Hagan in a new show
Sun. 14th: Junior Open Mic, Clarinets in a Cave, and Southwark Sinfonietta